Integrate with Adobe Search&Promote

To call the Adobe Search&Promote service from your website, perform the following tasks:

  1. Specify the URL of the Cloud.
  2. Configure the connection to the Search&Promote service.
  3. Add Search&Promote components to Sidekick.
  4. Use the components to author the content. (See Add Search&Promote features to a web page.)
  5. Add banners to your pages. Banner images are sensitive to Search&Promote data.
  6. Generate a site map for the Search&Promote service to consume.
NOTE

If you are using Search&Promote with a custom proxy configuration, you must configure both HTTP Client proxy configurations as some functionalities of Adobe Experience Manager are using the 3.x APIs and some others the 4.x APIs:

Change the Search&Promote service URL

The default URL that is configured for the Search&Promote service is https://searchandpromote.omniture.com/px/. To use a different service, use the OSGi console to specify a different URL.

  1. Open the OSGi console and select the Configuration tab. (https://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr)
  2. Select the Day CQ Search&Promote Configuration item.
  3. Enter the URL in the Remote Server URI box, and select Save.

Configure the connection to Search&Promote

Configure one or more connections to Search&Promote so that your web pages can interact with the service. To connect, you need the member identification and account number of your Search&Promote account.

  1. In Experience Manager, navigate to Tools > Deployment > select Cloud Services.

    If you are on a local machine, the URL of the dashboard looks similar to the following:

    https://localhost:4502/libs/cq/core/content/tools/cloudservices.html

  2. On the Cloud Services page, select the Adobe Search&Promote link or the Search&Promote icon.

  3. If you are configuring Adobe Search&Promote for the first time, select Configure Now to open the Create Configuration panel.

    To learn more about Search&Promote, select Learn More.

  4. Enter a Title that is recognizable to page authors, and enter a unique Name.

  5. Select Create.

    Also, the newly created Configuration appears below Available Configurations on the Cloud Services dashboard Adobe Search&Promote list item.

  6. In the Edit Component dialog box, add the following to the fields.

    • Member ID
    • Account number
    NOTE

    To get this information yourself, first you must log into

    https://searchandpromote.omniture.com/center/

    using your valid Seach&Promote credentials (email/password).
    Then, you must look at your url in your browser’s address bar which should look something like this:

    https://searchandpromote.omniture.com/px/home/?sp_id=XXXXXXXX-spYYYYYYYY

    Where:

    * **XXXXXXXX** corresponds with your** Member id**
    * **spYYYYYYYY** corresponds with your **Account Number**
    
  7. Select Connect To Search&Promote.

    When the connection success message appears, select OK.

    (After connecting, the button text changes to** Re-Connect To Search&Promote**.)

  8. Select OK. The Search&Promote Settings page appears for the configuration that you have created.

Configure the data center

If your Search&Promote account is in Asia or Europe, you must change the default data center so it points to the right one (the default data center is for North American accounts).

To configure the data center:

  1. Navigate to the Web console at https://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr/com.day.cq.searchpromote.impl.SearchPromoteServiceImpl

  2. Depending on the location of the server, change the URI to one of the following:

  3. Select Save.

Add Search&Promote components to Sidekick

In Design mode, edit a par component to allow the Search&Promote components in Sidekick. (See the Components documentation for more information.)

For information about using the components, see See Add Search&Promote features to a web page.)

Specify the Search&Promote service that your pages use

Configure web pages so that they use a specific Search&Promote service. Search&Promote components automatically use the service of their host page.

When you configure the Search&Promote properties for a page, all child pages inherit the settings. If necessary, you can configure child pages to override the inherited settings.

NOTE

The service connection must be configured beforehand. (See Configure the connection to Search&Promote.)

  1. Open the Page Properties dialog box. For example, on the** Websites** page, right-click the page and select Properties.

  2. Select the Cloud Services tab.

  3. To disable the inheritance of cloud services configurations from a parent page, select the padlock icon next to the inheritance path.

  4. Select Add Service.

  5. Select Adobe Search&Promote, then select OK.

  6. Select the connection configuration for your Search&Promote account, and then select OK.

Product Feed

The Search&Promote integration lets you do the following:

  • Use the eCommerce API, independently of the underlying repository structure and commerce platform.
  • Use the Index Connector feature of Search&Promote so you can have a product feed in XML format.
  • Use the Remote Control feature of Search&Promote if you want to perform on-demand or scheduled requests of the product feed.
  • Feed generation for different Search&Promote accounts, configured as cloud services configurations.

For more information, see Product Feed.

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